The Borgen Project is an innovative, national nonprofit that works closely with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. The Borgen Project is headquartered in Seattle with volunteers in over 220 U.S. cities.
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  • Lauren Conrad: Little Market, Big Impact

    LAGUNA BEACH, California — Lauren Conrad, made famous by MTV for her stint as a reality television actress, is making a new name for herself, and it’s not just in the fashion or young adult literary worlds.

    Read more here — http://www.borgenmagazine.com/lauren-conrad-little-market-big-impact/#prettyPhoto

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  • Why the US Should Energize Africa

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Over 1.3 billion people in the world live without electricity, and one billion people may still not have access to it by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. One of the areas most affected by this is Sub-Saharan Africa, which holds 95 percent of the people who lack electricity. Almost two-thirds of the population do not have access to electricity, and this is causing a stall in development. The United States’ Energize Africa Act could provide much needed assistance.

    Read more here — http://www.borgenmagazine.com/us-energize-africa/

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  • Graffiti Art Fights Gender-Based Violence in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilians are still grieving over the numbers seven and one, the final score of their losing game against Germany that eliminated them from competing for first or second place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Despite this loss, the Brazilians have different numbers to be concerned about.

    Read more here- http://www.borgenmagazine.com/graffiti-art-fights-gender-based-violence-brazil/

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  • SEATTLE — “Why should the U.S. be responsible to fight poverty abroad when it has its own problems?”

    It is a question that advocates and other supporters of a stronger foreign aid budget will inevitably hear. From skeptical family members to legislators in Congress, many U.S. citizens believe that the country has too many of its own issues to deal with before spending extra to help other nations. Despite their best efforts, advocates have trouble getting many of their peers to fight global poverty because of this attitude.

    Read more here-http://www.borgenmagazine.com/convince-people-support-foreign-aid/#prettyPhoto

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  • Plastic Man Turns Trash to Treasure in India

    MADURAI, India — The South Indian city of Madurai has an overabundance of garbage. While contained in a municipal dump, the trash overflows onto nearby fields as trees sag with the weight of the waste that piles up by the day.

    Read more here—http://www.borgenmagazine.com/plastic-man-turns-trash-treasure-india/

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  • Sseko Design: Solving the Ugandan Gap Year

    Portland, Oregon — The footwear company Sseko Designs is a regular on countless fashion blogs, while its signature flip-flops were even featured on a list of Martha Stewart’s favorite products.

    However, the company defines itself not by fashion, but by a social cause: providing jobs for Ugandan women who need funds for college tuition.

    Read more here—http://www.borgenmagazine.com/sseko-design-solving-ugandan-gap-year/

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  • Repairing Sierra Leone Starts with Mental Health

    BRAMPTON, Ontario — Only 2,000 of the 715,000 people living with mental illnesses in Sierra Leone receive treatment. Since the end of the civil war in 2002, Sierra Leone has been trying to repair itself socially and economically. In 2007, Sierra Leone trailed at the end of the U.N. Human Development Index, a report that ranks nations based on factors affecting quality of life. Now, Sierra Leone sits 11 spots from the bottom.

    Read more here—http://www.borgenmagazine.com/repairing-sierra-leone-starts-mental-health/

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